Important Updates

 
April 25, 2020


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Class of 2020!

Don't let COVID19 derail your plans for after high school! The Washington Student Achievement Council Class of 2020 Action Plan web page has many resources to support you

Plan Now for Life After High School

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, students can use their time at home to stay on track with college and career planning, financial aid applications, and more. Find out more HERE.





April 24, 2020

Join us at the NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair!!



This event will host three full days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths.  Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find the best fit.

Students and families have lost opportunities in their college search due to COVID-19. That's why we're hosting a virtual event.

This event is free-of-charge to attendees and is designed to help students and colleges connect safely during the COVID-19 crisis.  The event will be live for three days, packed with informative sessions about the college decision process.  During those three days, students can also browse interactive college fair booths, chatting live with admissions representatives.

After three days of live interactions, this event will remain posted at the event site until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  Students need access to information and this site will remain a robust tool for exploring their options.

We hope you can join us at this important event!  Register soon, space is limited.

Learn More or Register Now!


April 6, 2020

Student/Family Information: College & Career Planning Resources

During the current public health crisis, the Washington Student Achievement Council is sending weekly messages with resources and information about college and career planning, financial aid, and more. Please consider sharing this with students and families in your community.
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Don't let Coronavirus derail your plans for after high school:

1. Explore Your Options: The new College & Career Compass tool will help you identify educational pathways that can lead to promising careers and a brighter future. HERE

2. Seize the Opportunity: More families are now eligible for the Washington College Grant, which can be used for multiple pathways beyond just a four-year degree, including community or technical college, apprenticeships, and other training. HERE

3. Ask QuestionsText "Hi Otter" to 360.928.7281 to receive 24/7 real-time answers to your financial aid questions. HERE

4. Apply! Washington College Grant is one of many state and federal financial aid programs that can dramatically reduce the cost of an education. You'll never know if you qualify unless you apply.

5. Reassess Your Status: High schools and colleges are being flexible about everything from graduation requirements to SAT/ACT testing. Even your financial aid may be adjusted if your circumstances have changed. HERE

Note that colleges are continuing to update their online resources
 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Connect with admissions and financial aid offices to understand how they are adapting to better serve enrolled and prospective students.

The resources listed above, and a wealth of other information and resources related to financial aid, college, and career education, are available on WSAC's Class of 2020 Action Plan
 web page.

Washington Student Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way SW
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 753-7800
www.wsac.wa.gov



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